The Segway was going to revolutionize the way we travel medium distances.
Now, there is a new personal mobility device that wants to pick up where the Segway left off. Karen Day at CoolHunting reports that the Solowheel will be available in the US in March. A “self-balancing electric unicycle,” the Solowheel uses gyroscopic technology. Its 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers lasts two hours and can recaptures energy when going downhill.
The portability of the device gives it a leg-up on the Segway, which many avoided because of the whole issue with “where do I park this thing?” At 20 lbs., it can be easily carried into class or work, making it a potentially viable option on campuses or through heavy-traffic cities. Will it succeed? At $1500, it just might.